(AmericanProsperity.com) – Republican members of the House recently introduced a new piece of legislation. The bill includes a law regarding crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia. In what’s undoubtedly a jab at the president, these GOP members call the legislation the “HUNTER” Act.
US Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Dan Bishop (R-NC) conducted a joint interview with Fox News Digital. During the discussion, they claimed the Biden administration was caught red-handed after attempting to use a $30 million grant program to fund crack pipes. The pair of Republicans note the new legislation would prevent that from happening.
Boebert took to Twitter, sharing an article discussing the legislation. The congresswoman noted her approval of the bill’s title, adding the alternative didn’t have the same ring to it.
"I like the HUNTER Act," Boebert said in an interview, "because it was a better acronym than Stop Paying to Subsidize Biden's Son’s Drug Addiction Act. That didn't really flow. I think tax dollars have been on the hook for Hunter’s addictions long enough."https://t.co/Tu0oEQ2dCy
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 11, 2022
The legislation, Halting the Use of Narcotics Through Effective Recovery (HUNTER) Act, bans federal taxpayer dollars from paying for needles, crack pipes, and other forms of drug paraphernalia. The bill’s introduction follows the controversy stemming from Biden’s alleged proposal to use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Harm Reduction Grant to provide funding for addicts to have access to crack pipes.
The White House has denied any such plan, but the controversy remains. Some people believe the idea is well intended, noting that addicts will use drugs regardless, so they might as well reduce the risks they’re taking when using. Meanwhile, others feel taxpayer money should go to recovery programs instead of funding the death and destruction of addicts.
Regardless of whether the administration planned to implement such a move doesn’t matter; Boebert has made it clear she doesn’t trust Biden and will attempt to get the bill passed to prevent such policies in the future. Republicans in the Senate have drafted a similar bill.
Do you think the Republicans are making the right decision, or should America just let drug addicts continue to use while making it as safe as possible for them?
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